2023 - 2024 Training Course Schedule
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Welcome to the "Advanced Microsoft Project (MS Project) Course," where you'll dive deep into harnessing the full potential of Microsoft Project, a powerful project management tool. In today's fast-paced business environment, effective project planning and management are critical for organizations to stay competitive and achieve their goals. This advanced course is designed to elevate your proficiency in Microsoft Project, enabling you to lead complex projects with confidence, optimize resource allocation, and streamline project workflows. Whether you're a project manager, team leader, or anyone responsible for project planning, this course will equip you with advanced skills and strategies to excel in your role.
The primary objective of this course is to equip participants with advanced knowledge and practical skills in Microsoft Project, enabling them to:
· Master Advanced Features: Dive deep into Microsoft Project's advanced features and functions, including customizations, macros, and automation.
· Optimize Resource Management: Learn advanced techniques for resource allocation, leveling, and tracking to ensure efficient resource utilization throughout your projects.
· Streamline Project Workflows: Discover how to create and manage complex project workflows, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate Microsoft Project with other project management tools.
· Enhance Reporting and Communication: Develop expertise in generating comprehensive project reports and dashboards, facilitating effective communication with stakeholders.
Benefits for Organizations:
Participation in this course offers numerous benefits to organizations involved in project management. By sending their staff to undertake this training, organizations can:
· Improve Project Efficiency: Equip their project managers and teams with advanced skills to plan, execute, and monitor projects efficiently.
· Enhance Decision-Making: Provide their teams with the ability to analyze project data and make informed decisions in real-time.
· Optimize Resource Allocation: Ensure resources are allocated effectively, reducing bottlenecks and project delays.
· Standardize Project Management Practices: Establish consistent and standardized project management practices across the organization using Microsoft Project.
This course is ideal for professionals engaged in project management, including but not limited to:
· Project Managers seeking to advance their skills in Microsoft Project.
· Team Leaders responsible for managing projects and teams.
· Project Coordinators looking to streamline project workflows.
· Business Analysts involved in project planning and analysis.
· Anyone interested in becoming proficient in advanced project management using Microsoft Project.
Course Outline :
Module 1: Advanced Microsoft Project Overview
1.1. Review of MS Project Basics
1.2. Introduction to Advanced Features
1.3. Navigating the Advanced Interface
Module 2: Customizing Microsoft Project Templates
2.1. Template Creation and Customization
2.2. Advanced Task and Resource Fields
2.3. Custom Views and Tables
Module 3: Advanced Task and Resource Management
3.1. Task Dependencies and Constraints
3.2. Resource Pools and Sharing Resources
3.3. Resource Calendars and Exceptions
Module 4: Managing Multiple Projects
4.1. Consolidating Multiple Projects
4.2. Master Projects and Subprojects
4.3. Cross-Project Linking and Dependencies
Module 5: Advanced Reporting and Dashboards
5.1. Creating Custom Reports
5.2. Visual Reports and Graphical Data Representation
5.3. Customizing Dashboards and Views
Module 6: Advanced Task Scheduling Techniques
6.1. Critical Path Analysis
6.2. Task Splitting and Delaying
6.3. Task Deadlines and Constraints
Module 7: Resource Leveling and Optimization
7.1. Resource Allocation vs. Resource Leveling
7.2. Resource Optimization Techniques
7.3. Managing Overallocated Resources
Module 8: Macros and Automation in Microsoft Project
8.1. Introduction to Macros
8.2. Automating Repetitive Tasks
8.3. Advanced Macro Development
Module 9: Advanced Cost Management and Budgeting
9.1. Advanced Cost Tracking
9.2. Creating Custom Cost Tables
9.3. Budgeting and Cost Control Strategies
Module 10: Advanced Collaboration and Integration
10.1. Collaborating with Team Members
10.2. Integration with Microsoft Office Suite
10.3. SharePoint Integration
Module 11: Critical Path Analysis and Project Optimization
11.1. Identifying and Analyzing Critical Paths
11.2. Project Optimization Strategies
11.3. What-If Analysis
Module 12: Managing Project Risks and Issues
12.1. Risk Identification and Assessment
12.2. Risk Mitigation and Contingency Planning
12.3. Issue Tracking and Resolution
Module 13: Earned Value Analysis and Performance Metrics
13.1. Understanding Earned Value Management (EVM)
13.2. Calculating EVM Metrics
13.3. Performance Analysis and Reporting
Module 14: Portfolio Management with Microsoft Project
14.1. Creating and Managing Project Portfolios
14.2. Portfolio Analysis and Decision-Making
14.3. Prioritizing and Balancing Portfolios
Module 15: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project
15.1. Agile Methodologies and MS Project
15.2. Creating Agile Workflows
15.3. Agile Reporting and Burndown Charts
Module 16: Advanced Microsoft Project for Construction and Engineering
16.1. Construction Project Management with MS Project
16.2. Resource-Intensive Project Planning
16.3. Gantt Chart Customizations for Construction
Module 17: Microsoft Project Server and Online Integration
17.1. Introduction to Project Server and Online
17.2. Managing Enterprise Projects
17.3. Collaborative Project Management
Module 18: Case Studies in Advanced Project Management
18.1. Real-World Project Management Scenarios
18.2. Analyzing Complex Project Cases
18.3. Lessons Learned from Case Studies
Module 19: Microsoft Project Certification Preparation
19.1. Reviewing Certification Exam Objectives
19.2. Sample Certification Questions
19.3. Test-Taking Strategies
Module 20: Capstone Project: Applying Advanced MS Project Skills
20.1. Project Scoping and Planning
20.2. Resource Allocation and Tracking
20.3. Project Execution and Reporting
· All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs
· The participant must be conversant in English
· Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.
· Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
· Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule
· Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
· The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
· Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.
· Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.
· One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
· Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)
· Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.
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